September 2010

September 2010

In this age of diversification and increased mobility, keeping the lines of communication open is especially important. For the SMBs featured in this issue, unified communications tools such as VoIP and videoconferencing streamline the IT infrastructure, improve employee productivity and deliver increased ROI. Technologies that make on-the-go communication possible are equally valuable for Hyder Construction, which regularly has crews scattered across a number of different job sites. The September issue also explores the benefits of cloud computing, peels back the layers of a few companies multitiered security strategies and offers five tips for enhanced mobile security. You'll also find reviews of Plantronics CS55 Wireless Office Headset System and Kofax Express 2.0, as well as a first look at how the Apple iPad is changing the way we do business.

Features

Sophisticated design software helps businesses of all types boost their marketing efforts.
Anytime, anywhere access is no longer a luxury. Here's how different industries are meeting the demands of mobile workers.
With threats around every corner, companies take steps to effectively secure their data.
Businesses learn quickly that moving IT into the cloud can be both cost-efficient and management-friendly.
Unified communications translates into increased ROI and improved productivity for SMBs.

Departments

Keeping your website running efficiently requires planning and diligence.
Network upgrades can help ensure that your business isn't crippled by performance issues.
Businesses hungering for more storage capacity need look no further than network-attached storage.
Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance benefits from reduced costs and complexity, plus a more adaptable data center.
The Plantronics CS55 Wireless Office Headset provides mobile capabilities while maintaining landline call clarity.
These five tips can enhance mobile security.
Spotlight on Green Computing

Opinions

Before signing off on a software license agreement, make sure you address a few crucial legal issues.
The majority of IT professionals acknowledge their companies could do more to protect against security threats.
How do businesses know if moving to a SAN makes sense?

Security

Three Ways to Integrate Fire... |
Follow these tips to align the devices with log management and incident tracking systems.
Why Cloud Security Is More E... |
Cloud protection services enable companies to keep up with security threats while...
Securing the Internet of Thi... |
As excitement around the connected-device future grows, technology vendors seek ways to...

Storage

The New Backup Utility Proce... |
Just getting used to the Windows 8 workflow? Prepare for a change.
How to Perform Traditional W... |
With previous versions going unused, Microsoft radically reimagined the backup utility in...
5 Easy Ways to Build a Bette... |
While large enterprises have the resources of an entire IT department behind them, these...

Infrastructure Optimization

Why Cloud Security Is More E... |
Cloud protection services enable companies to keep up with security threats while...
Ensure Uptime Is in Your Dat... |
Power and cooling solutions support disaster recovery and create cost savings and...
The Value of Converged Infra... |
Improvements in security, management and efficiency are just a few of the benefits CI can...

Networking

Securing the Internet of Thi... |
As excitement around the connected-device future grows, technology vendors seek ways to...
How to Maximize WAN Bandwidt... |
Understand six common problems that plague wide area networks — and how to address them.
Linksys Makes a Comeback in... |
The networking vendor introduced several new Smart Switch products at Interop this week.

Mobile & Wireless

Now that Office for iPad Is... |
After waiting awhile for Microsoft’s productivity suite to arrive, professionals who use...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.
Linksys Makes a Comeback in... |
The networking vendor introduced several new Smart Switch products at Interop this week.

Hardware & Software

New Challenges in Software M... |
IT trends such as cloud, virtualization and BYOD pose serious hurdles for software...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.
The Tools That Power Busines... |
Ever-evolving analytic software can greatly improve financial institutions’ decision-...